Featured: Bridal Shower on Pretty Tasty Things

Thanks to the lovely Korie Lynn and her skills with a camera, the bridal shower I threw for my sister-in-law (with tons of help from her bridesmaids and brothers/amateur caterers) was just featured on this adorable blog, Pretty Tasty Things. The photos are bringing back memories of the day and I thought I'd share some details of all the fun I had with planning the event.

We had quite a formidable guest list to accommodate so to keep the ladies from confusing their drinks, I printed labels in a pretty font, laminated them with some contact paper, and ran raffia around mason jars. The paper straws are from HeyYoYo on Etsy allowed everyone to sip on their iced tea or blueberry lemonade in style.
I collected little ornate frames from around my house (and when I could catch them on sale) to display labels for the food. I added a little flare using the Parisian Anthology Photoshop brush setfrom House of 3.
Partially out of fear for cheesy bridal shower games, but mostly because I really love a good surprise, I edited together a video of the groom answering a slew of questions for which the bride had to guess his responses. She faired quite well! Plus, it was fun to involve him in the day and to see how he can really make her laugh. I also DIYed a He Says She Says game.

We home-made several varieties of delicious cupcakes including devil's food, carrot, and lemon-berry cheesecake; we picked up those delicately iced peanut butter chocolate numbers from the local Wegmans Bakery. My now pregnant (!) brain is dying to take a bite right now. I might have to revive those recipes for the Easter holiday this weekend.
I hope you enjoyed these snippets from all the fun I had as a matron of honor and maybe even got some ideas for an event you're throwing in the near future.

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